Toast Heresy, I know, but I like Collingwood.

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This is a hard thing to admit, but I like Collingwood this year. They are playing an exciting brand of football, hard at it, quick and resilient. Watching them reminds me how impressive it is to see a team where players play for each other and genuinely enjoy their football. Ok, I admit that there are a couple of blokes like Maynard and Ginnivan who have got to get their haircuts right, but on the whole, they are a great team to watch.

Hats off to McRae, he has done an amazing job with a list that has a few stars, but is largely composed of hard working honest footballers. I hope they go deep into September.
 

juss

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Great team to watch, and I have a soft spot for them with the McRae link, and some similarities in some of their playstyle to what we used to do.

For some reason there's no hate to this team like there might have been with traditional Collingwood, I also find them fairly likeable.

If the Pies face off against Geelong or Melbourne in a Grand Final, I'm definitely going for the black and white.
 

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JayJ20

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Me too. A good blend of attack and defence. Their quick ball movement from defence is difficult to stop.
Also the best last two-minutes team I've ever seen. They'll be difficult to beat come September.
 

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La Dispute

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They are a much better team to watch than under Buckley, credit to McRae and the club.

Would be really surprised if this lasts though.
Thought they were pretty watchable under Buckley tbh.

That 2018 side was really well set around the ground but unpredictable up forward. Seemed to have 3 or 4 forwards break out at once - JDG, Stephenson, WHE, Thomas.

Things just got a bit stagnant, they had that nightmare off season at the end of 2020 and had a turgid year last year. It was in both parties best interest to get some clean air and have a mini reset.

This current side is great to watch though. Any self-respecting footy fan has to enjoy watching Nick Daicos play, and although he hasn’t had the fanfare Josh Daicos is quietly turning into a gun midfielder.

Probably in the minority but I love watching Ginnivan play too.
 

HawkerHurricane

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This is a hard thing to admit, but I like Collingwood this year. They are playing an exciting brand of football, hard at it, quick and resilient. Watching them reminds me how impressive it is to see a team where players play for each other and genuinely enjoy their football. Ok, I admit that there are a couple of blokes like Maynard and Ginnivan who have got to get their haircuts right, but on the whole, they are a great team to watch.

Hats off to McRae, he has done an amazing job with a list that has a few stars, but is largely composed of hard working honest footballers. I hope they go deep into September.
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RUNVS

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I like Cox and a few of their players but I can never like a team with De Goey and Ginnivan, though admittedly I dislike both of them for very different reasons.
 

nineteen eighty

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Great team to watch, and I have a soft spot for them with the McRae link, and some similarities in some of their playstyle to what we used to do.

For some reason there's no hate to this team like there might have been with traditional Collingwood, I also find them fairly likeable.

If the Pies face off against Geelong or Melbourne in a Grand Final, I'm definitely going for the black and white.

Juss I’m exactly the same and I kinda hate myself for it. Collingwood has always been my most despised team ( other than 2 of my all time favourite players were Peters Daicos and Moore). And yet I’m drawn to them this year.

All the best to them.

You hear that Fadge and south of the Yarra…us Tiges are on the Black and White feral bandwagon 👍
 

PieLebo87

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Great team to watch, and I have a soft spot for them with the McRae link, and some similarities in some of their playstyle to what we used to do.

For some reason there's no hate to this team like there might have been with traditional Collingwood, I also find them fairly likeable.

If the Pies face off against Geelong or Melbourne in a Grand Final, I'm definitely going for the black and white.
This is sickening.

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beerbandit

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We are just playing the game the way it should be played, take risks and go straight down the guts, tackle hard and when it’s your turn to go you go.

Enjoyable brand to watch regardless of what team it is executing it.
 

timeforanother22

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Considering the other teams in the eight, I would be all for Collingwood going all the way.
They were actually very good to watch the GF with in 2018, nothing negative to say about their fans after that.

love watching them atm
 

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